Urban tree

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Urban tree

  • The use of evergreen trees to celebrate the winter season occurred before the birth of Christ.
  • The first ornaments for the Christmas tree was made in Riga, Latvia in 1510.
  • The first printed reference to urban tree appeared in Germany in 1531.
  • Also evergreens, other types of trees such as cherry and hawthorn were used as Christmas trees in the past.
  • Using small candles to light the Christmas tree dates back to the mid-17th century.
  • Thomas Edison's assistant, Edward Johnson, came to the idea of electric lights for Christmas trees in 1882. So on Christmas garland.
  • In 1900, large stores started selling lighting for Christmas trees.
  • Urban tree was first established in 1913 in Chicago mayor Carter tree stood in Grant Park.
  • Officially, the first Christmas tree in a shopping center was installed at Rockefeller Center in 1933. In 2004, the tree was crowned 550-pound Swarovski Crystal star. And since 2007, the spruce was lit using 30,000 energy efficiency of LEDs that are powered by solar panels.
  • Every year since 1947 the city of Oslo, Norway presented urban tree  for the City of Westminster, England. Dar is an expression of goodwill and gratitude for the help of Great Britain, Norway during World War II.
  • Since 1971, the Province of Nova Scotia gave a street tree for the city of Boston, in gratitude for the humanitarian aid received from the citizens of Boston after the explosion of the ship in 1917.

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Urban tree in the city
Hartsyzsk height of 10 meters
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Urban Tree Odessa
15 meters
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Urban Tree Borispol
height of 14 m.
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Urban tree in Zhitomir
height of 18 m.

Presidential urban tree

  •  In 1856, Franklin Pierce, the 14th president of the United States, was the first president, urban tree was installed him in the White House.
  • President Coolidge first proposed the National Christmas Tree lighting ceremony on the White House lawn in 1923.
  • Teddy Roosevelt banned install live Christmas tree in the White House for environmental reasons.
  • From 1948 to 1951, President Truman spent Christmas at his home in Independence, Missouri, and lit the national Christmas tree by remote control. Truman agreed to stay in the White House at Christmas 1952, and personally lit Christmas tree.
  • In 1963, the National Christmas Tree is not covered with garlands until 22 December because of a national 30-day period of mourning following the assassination of President Kennedy.
  • In 1979, the National Christmas Tree no light except the crown. This was done in honor of mourning taking of American hostages in Iran.
  • In the nineteenth century, Americans have reduced mass felling of trees in the forests. Today, most Christmas trees are grown on farms as crops such as corn or pumpkins, also bought a lot of artificial Christmas trees.
  • 60 percent of all Christmas trees in America are grown on farms 38 percent of the artificial, and only 2% cutting out the woods.
  • In 2013, 46 million artificial Christmas trees from the manufacturers were sold worldwide.
  • Almost all trees require shearing to attain the Christmas tree beautiful shape. When spruce grow up to one to two meters, they are ready for sale.
  • It takes six to ten years, farmers are struggling with rain, wind, hail and drought to get a mature tree.
  • Most Christmas trees are cut weeks before they get to the point of sale. It is important to keep them well watered when they reach your home. In the first week, the Christmas tree in your home will consume as much as a liter of water per day.

Artificial Christmas Tree CityArtificial Christmas Tree City

  •   Artificial Christmas trees were developed in Germany in the 19th century, and later became popular in the United States .These "trees" were made using goose feathers that were dyed green and attached wire. The branches are attached to the central rod, which acted as the trunk.
  • In 1930, the American company Addis created the first artificial Christmas tree made of bristle brush. The company used the same mechanism that is used for the production of toilet brush, but it was colored green.
  • Artificial tree made mainly of aluminum were manufactured in the USA, Chicago, 1958.
  • Today, most artificial Christmas trees are made of PVC plastic. PVC trees are fire retardant and fire-resistant. Eighty percent artificial trees worldwide is produced in China.
  • 10900000 artificial Christmas trees were purchased in the United States in 2013.

Urban tree on the market

  • Living urban trees have been sold commercially in the United States since 1850.
  • The first Christmas tree sold in the retail trade was sold in New York in 1851.
  • In 2013, 35% of the trees are sold in chain stores or garden centers, 24% of crop farms, 15% of large street trees, and 15% of artificial Christmas trees
  • An estimated 175,000 of artificial Christmas trees sold on e-commerce or catalog and shipped mail order
  • Most Popular Christmas Trees: Scotch pine, Douglas fir, noble fir, Fraser fir, balsam fir, white pine.
  • Christmas trees are shipped in boxes to protect the branches from damage during transport.
  • Helicopters help to lift harvested Christmas trees from farms.